Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Eat until satisfied.
Wait at least an hour before eating again.
Use common sense.
Eat when hungry.
Drink plenty of water.
Minimum 180 grams of protein per day.
Minimum 25-30% fats per day.
Eat whole, nutritiously dense foods 80% of the time.
Know that it is hard to get fat from foods that aren't calorie dense. (Easy to eat 800 calories of gummy worms, hard to eat 800 calories of potatoes...therefore, you can eat more bulk when the foods are calorie dense and still have a hard time getting fat.
If you can't gain weight, take a precise one week look at your calorie intake.
Learn how to cook. 99% of bodybuilding meals suck, and are as bland as licking dirt.
I try to follow these rules as well, the biggest thing that I have noticed is that even when I am not hitting that protein amount, I am still making gains and progressing.
I think the protein recommendations are a tad higher than what you actually need to accomplish good gains and progress, but either way it doesn't hurt to get a good intake.